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COVID-19 Live Updates | NC reaches more than 700,000 total cases; Virginia statewide cases begin to drop

You'll find important information about coronavirus cases as well as impacts that COVID-19 is having on life in Hampton Roads and in northeastern North Carolina.

Editor's Note: As of November 7, 2020, we will be using the combined total of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 when we report daily numbers. That figure is what departments of health use in making their decisions about coronavirus. Prior to that date, the figures we used represented confirmed cases only.

Friday, Jan. 22

1:30 p.m.

North Carolina DHHS added 7,436 more coronavirus cases to its count Friday.

Since the pandemic reached North Carolina, the state has seen 705,535 cases of the novel virus, and 8,464 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 3,512 people were in the state's hospitals, getting help for COVID-19.

9:25 a.m.

Virginia is starting to see statewide cases drop as health officials reported its 4th straight day of new cases below 5,000 this morning.

Virginia Department of Health added 4,147 new cases Friday and 62 deaths related to COVID-19.

The state had seen a total of 463,751 coronavirus cases and 6,002 COVID-19 deaths.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 244
  • Newport News --  105
  • Virginia Beach --  158
  • Hampton --  52
  • Norfolk -- 100
  • James City County -- 52
  • Portsmouth --  32
  • York County -- 23
  • Suffolk -- 49
  • Isle of Wight County -- 10
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 8
  • Mathews County -- 5

Thursday, Jan. 21

1:35 p.m.

The North Carolina health department added 7,187 more coronavirus cases to its count Thursday afternoon.

Since the pandemic reached North Carolina, healthcare teams have faced 698,099 cases of the novel virus, and 8,339 COVID-19 deaths.

Today, 3,666 people were in the state's hospitals, getting help for COVID-19. 

By the latest count, 424,274 people had gotten a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine from a medical team in North Carolina, and 76,293 people had gotten a second dose. (That's not counting the 72,563 doses administered by the CDC's long-term care program.)

10:10 a.m.

By Thursday morning, Virginia had seen a total of 459,604 coronavirus cases and 5,940 COVID-19 deaths.

Those numbers shows an increase of 4,013 cases and 79 deaths from Wednesday.

Healthcare teams have processed more than 4.9 million coronavirus tests since March, to track the spread of the virus.

In hospitals today, there were 3,011 people being treated for COVID-19, with 545 people in ICUs and 337 patients on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 343
  • Newport News --  160
  • Virginia Beach --  158
  • Hampton --  137
  • Norfolk -- 101
  • James City County -- 72
  • Portsmouth --  42
  • York County -- 38
  • Suffolk -- 36
  • Isle of Wight County -- 32
  • Gloucester County -- 27
  • Poquoson -- 14
  • Mathews County -- 5

Wednesday, Jan. 20

2:00 p.m.

North Carolina state health officials added 6,415 newly-confirmed cases to its state tally on Wednesday, bringing the full total so far to 690,912. The death toll has reached 8,200, which is up by 61 deaths from Tuesday.

Hospitalizations have dwindled slightly to 3,740. On Tuesday, 3,862 people were in state hospitals being treated for COVID-19.

Officials haven't updated the state vaccinations dashboard since Monday, but it shows that more than 60,000 people across the state have received their first and second vaccine shots, with 344,456 waiting to receive their second dose.

9:15 a.m.

On Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Health reported 4,515 new cases and 63 new deaths related to COVID-19.

The total count of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth had reached 455,591 with 5,861 COVID-19 deaths. 

This morning cases reported in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach remained high.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 373 
  • Virginia Beach -- 293 
  • Hampton -- 137 
  • Norfolk -- 122 
  • Newport News -- 151 
  • Portsmouth -- 76 
  • Suffolk -- 86 
  • James City County -- 63
  • York County -- 38
  • Isle of Wight County -- 20
  • Gloucester County -- 16
  • Poquoson -- 2
  • Mathews County -- 3

Tuesday, Jan. 19

12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services dashboard showed 684,497 total coronavirus cases, and 8,139 deaths.

That's 9,860 cases newly reported since Sunday. The NCDHHS did not update its coronavirus dashboard on Monday, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The website attributes 5,802 cases to Monday's update and 4,058 cases to Tuesday's update.

Tuesday, there were 3,862 people in North Carolina hospitals, being treated for COVID-19.

So far, 344,456 people in the Tar Heel state have gotten the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. 60,073 people have also gotten a second, final dose.

10:30 a.m.

In the Virginia Department of Health's Tuesday update, the count of coronavirus cases in the commonwealth had reached 451,076, with 5,798 COVID-19 deaths.

That's a jump of 4,526 cases and 59 deaths, compared to yesterday.

This morning, there were 3,173 people in Virginia's hospitals, being treated for COVID-19. That group of patients included 588 people in ICU units, and 347 people on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 248
  • Virginia Beach -- 217
  • Hampton -- 157
  • Norfolk -- 98
  • Newport News -- 93
  • Portsmouth -- 70
  • Suffolk -- 74
  • James City County -- 62
  • York County -- 22
  • Isle of Wight County -- 19
  • Gloucester County -- 13
  • Poquoson -- 3
  • Mathews County -- 1

Monday, Jan. 18

12:08 p.m.

Today, there will be no coronavirus case update from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Their statement is below:

The NC COVID-19 Dashboards will not be updated on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 due to the state holiday. The next update will be on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

11 a.m.

Virginia added 7,245 coronavirus cases Monday morning, bringing the commonwealth's count to 446,550 cases and 5,739 COVID-19 deaths so far.

Healthcare teams have run more than 4.8 million tests to track the virus's spread in Virginia since March.

This morning, 3,151 people were being treated for COVID-19 in state hospitals. Out of that group, 584 people were in the ICU and 354 people were on ventilators.

Here are the cases newly reported for Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 510
  • Virginia Beach -- 464
  • Hampton -- 232
  • Norfolk -- 219
  • Newport News -- 213
  • Portsmouth -- 92
  • James City County -- 87
  • Suffolk -- 66
  • York County -- 37
  • Gloucester County -- 32
  • Isle of Wight County -- 32
  • Poquoson -- 21
  • Mathews County -- 2

Sunday, Jan. 17

11:45 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services added 6,811 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases to its daily dashboard.

Currently, there are 3,862 people being treated in the hospital for the virus. NC has seen a total of 674,637 people infected with COVID-19 since the pandemic started.

9:20 a.m.

Virginia health officials said there were 9,914 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. This is a jump from Saturday's cases, by 3,157 new cases.

In VA, there have been a total of 439,305 people infected with COVID-19 since March 2020. Of those cases, 19,913 Virginians were hospitalized for the virus.

Here are the new cases in Hampton Roads:

  • Chesapeake -- 330
  • Virginia Beach -- 380
  • Newport News -- 202
  • James City County -- 105
  • Norfolk -- 206
  • Suffolk -- 90
  • Hampton -- 134
  • York County -- 41
  • Portsmouth -- 71
  • Gloucester County -- 19
  • Isle of Wight County -- 27
  • Poquoson -- 10
  • Mathews County -- 0